Legalising documents 

The Finnish authorities may ask you to legalise a foreign document. This should be done in the country where the document was issued.

  1. The Ministry for Foreign Affairs of the issuing country certifies that the document is genuine and has been issued by its authority
  2. The competent Finnish mission in the country legalises the document by appending to it a certificate proving the right of the official at the country’s ministry for foreign affairs to issue such certificates.

Service fees


The Embassy can legalize translated documents that have been legalized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Iran.

The processing fee is 30 euros/ document.

Also bring the original documents for the legalization process.

The Embassy can only legalize Iranian documents. Afghan documents should be legalized first at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Afghanistan and then by the Embassy of Finland in Kabul.